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Natural Balance L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets Puppy Formula Lamb & Brown Rice Formula Dry Dog Food is hot extruded (which means it's processed under extreme heat and pressure) and made with feed grade ingredients, which are unfit for human consumption. It contains 23 synthetic additives (so it is not all-natural), it has 1 anti-nutrient, Pea Protein (which may interfere with the absorption of essential nutrients), and it has 4 other sketchy ingredients, including Natural Flavor and Dried Tomato Pomace.

Warning In June 2019, the FDA implicated Natural Balance's dog food in at least 10 cases of Dilated Cardiomyopathy (or DCM), a potentially fatal heart condition.

Read our article about Grain Free Foods And Heart Failure
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Natural Balance
  • Air-Dried
  • Human Grade
  • All-Natural
  • No Anti-Nutrients
  • No Sketchy Ingredients
  • Hot Extruded Kibble
  • Feed Grade
  • 23 Synthetics
  • 1 Anti-Nutrient
  • 4 Sketchy Ingredients

Detailed Comparison

Sundays Air-Dried Food for Dogs Human Grade Beef Recipe Natural Balance L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets Puppy Formula Lamb & Brown Rice Formula Dry Dog Food
Family-owned Owned by J.M. Smucker
Human Grade Feed Grade
Air-Dried Hot Extruded Under Extreme Heat And Pressure
No Anti-Nutrients
1 Anti-Nutrient:
Pea protein
All-Natural
23 Synthetics:
Minerals (zinc proteinate, Zinc sulfate, Ferrous sulfate, Iron proteinate, Copper sulfate, Copper proteinate, Manganese sulfate, Manganese proteinate, Calcium iodate, Sodium selenite), Potassium chloride, Dl-methionine, Taurine, Choline chloride, Vitamins (vitamin e supplement, D-calcium pantothenate, Vitamin a supplement, Riboflavin supplement, Thiamine mononitrate, Vitamin d3 supplement, Pyridoxine hydrochloride, Folic acid, Vitamin b12 supplement)
Nothing sketchy
4 Other Sketchy Ingredients:
Brewers dried yeast, Canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Natural flavor, Dried tomato pomace
Ingredients:
USDA Beef, Beef Liver, Beef Bone, Pumpkin, Millet, Wild Salmon Oil, Sunflower Oil, Kale, Flaxseed, Zucchini, Sea Salt, Parsely, Kelp, Chicory Root, Turmeric, Mixed Tocopherols, Ginger, Selenium Yeast, Blueberries, Carrots, Apples, Tomatoes, Shiitake Mushrooms, Broccoli, Oranges, Cranberries, Spinach, Beets, Tart Cherries, Strawberries
Ingredients:
Lamb, Brown Rice, Lamb Meal, Pea Protein, Rice Flour, Brewers Dried Yeast, Rice Bran, Canola Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Natural Flavor, Salmon Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Dried Tomato Pomace, Flaxseed, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Salt, Potassium Chloride, Inulin, Dl-Methionine, Taurine, Choline Chloride, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Yucca Schidigera Extract, Mixed Tocopherols (Preservative), Rosemary Extract, Green Tea Extract, Spearmint Extract.